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fugitive cia whistleblower edward snowden says he wants asylum in russia and is ready to stop harming the u.s. as washington blasts moscow for providing him a propaganda platform. hunger strike called poor squanto jail officials claim inmates have started eating again but prisoners lawyers say it's not the end of the protest over indefinite detention that has lasted almost a year. and street battles in belfast dozens injured as protestant hardliners clash with police trying to block their march from entering the catholic district.
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live from our studio center here in moscow where it has just turned eleven pm this is r.t. with the twenty four hours a day. and i say edward snowden has renewed his request for asylum in russia as he looks to put an end to his life in limbo at a moscow airport he spent nearly three weeks stranded in the transit zone a shipment of it and said nearly two dozen asylum requests around the world scott is following the whistle blows attempts to escape u.s. prosecution r.t. confirm that russia is a federal migration committee has yet to receive a formal application for asylum from edward snowden this is despite yesterday's meeting a shadow matter airports with human rights activists and lawyers in which he requested assistance in getting to his final destination which is still believed to be. bolivia venezuela and nicaragua have all suggested they would take him in but it is proving very very difficult for him to get there not only because of america's
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aggressive pursuit of him which led to the grounding of the bolivian president's plane over european airspace this week but also he doesn't have the valid travel documents to go to remember he's had his passport revoked that's why he's been stuck in transit that's why he's turned to russia for temporary refuge and the suggestion is that lawyers would be keen to help him with that application and the suggestion also is that his application when it arrives will be looked upon favorably snowden knows that conditions are acceptable he can get it i think he really. satisfies the requirements for a political refugee human rights activists of lawyers who were there. at the end of the war agreeing he was prosecuted for political reasons rather than on legal grounds well russia has played by the book from the very start and played this straight laced this gesture in being of course that edward snowden was not under russian jurisdiction because he never crossed the border and never entered russian
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territory and of course not in and they did apply for asylum in russia around a fortnight ago but later withdrew his application after president vladimir putin said there were certain criteria that needed to be met and that criteria was that he stopped his actions that and i quote harming russia's u.s. partners now russia's stance hasn't shifted the two presidents barack obama and vladimir putin well let's we believe to have a phone conversation on friday the exact topics of what was discussed the unknown but it's believed that snowden was of course mentioned and i think both nations came for this not to escalate into a further diplomatic row and i think this is gesture is also that russia and this is becoming a headache that really they could have done without. snowden's meeting with human rights activists at moscow's sheremetyevo airport sparked anger in washington the u.s. criticize russia for allowing it to take place and again demanded he be handed over or he's got to has the details. the white house has basically accused russia of
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providing quote a propaganda platform for edward snowden this is washington's reaction to edward snowden's meeting with russian human rights activists at the moscow airport take a listen i would simply say that providing a propaganda platform for mr snowden runs counter to the russian government's previous declarations of russia's neutrality and that they have and that they have no control over his presence in the airport it's also incompatible with russian assurances that they do not want. mr snowden to further damage u.s. interests we know that president obama and president putin discussed edward snowden over the phone we don't know how that conversation went but the obama administration's latest statements can give us an idea the state department has earlier reiterated washington's disappointment over snowden's meeting with human rights activists suggesting that somehow russian authorities could have a should have barred edward snowden from speaking take a listen we are disappointed that russian officials and agencies facilitated this
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meeting today by allowing these activists and representatives into the moscow airports transit zone to meet with mr snowden despite the government's declarations of russian's neutrality with respect to mr snowden sorry you're disappointed that they let someone into their own airport i don't know that well that they facilitated this event of course why because this gave a forum you don't think that you should have before there's a for you forfeited his right to freedom of speech as well met miss mr snowden as we've talked about let me just say this because i think it's important he's not a whistleblower he's not human rights activists he's wanted on a series of serious criminal charges brought in these certain eastern district of virginia in the united states i'm sorry but i didn't realize people wanted on charges forfeited their right to speak to free speech it's very interesting how washington now uses the word pop again. referring to edward snowden's speech
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basically suggesting that somehow russia should deny him free speech the journalist who challenge the state department spokesperson sort of showed how ridiculous that sounds coming from the u.s. it almost sounds like would you please silence that guy we don't like what he's saying one could just imagine what the u.s. reaction would be to a similar call from russia if it were let's say some russian whistleblower who stood up for civil liberties in russia and was asking for asylum in the u.s. not hard to guess what the reaction would be regardless of what russians think about snowden according to the most recent polls fifty five percent of americans view snowden as a whistleblower and only thirty four percent consider him a traitor so the majority of americans do not think what edward snowden is saying is propaganda snowden pledge to stop leaking u.s. secrets but guardian journalist glenn greenwald who's been breaking the news about n.s.a. snooping said he has no plans to stop publishing reports all the classified documents he's already received stephen cohen professor of russian and slavic studies at new
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york university says the whole situation with snowden's asylum is a tough test for russian and american leaders. this is a classic case of the testing of leadership both in moscow and washington neither leader neither obama nor putin can be happy about help mr snowden sitting in the moscow airport and didn't invite him to russia but he can't toss him out for various political reasons obama needs to show he's tough on snowden it i can't believe that the united states actually wants to put snowden on trial because it was a fair trial a legal trial all snowden would have the right to subpoena american officials who have knowledge of all this intelligence he's exposed that would not be so i think there's a vested interest with obama and putin did find a way to solve this problem so that neither is damaged politically so we'll now see
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what kind of leaders they are for south american nations belonging to the markets or trading block or recording their ambassadors from european countries involved in the grounding of the bolivian president's plane the year of one foreign minister says talks will be held with the representatives the member states also had tough words for washington the fending their right to offer a saddam to edward snowden and human rights activist peter tatchell believes the pressure being put on latin american governments is violating international. what the united states government is doing is seeking to obstruct edward snowden to seek asylum not to get asylum but to seek asylum you know his bullied and managed to threaten other countries around the world to not grant him asylum and to not give airspace so that a flight can take him to another country that is a direct attack upon the united nations refugee convention and it is shocking and
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appalling there's supposedly democratic government the united states with the collusion of european governments including the government here in britain has been conspiring together to not allow mr snowden to make a valid asylum application there is no way that he is a spy he has not contacted any foreign spy agencies he's not divulge any information to foreign governments here simply expose the fact that united states national security agency and britain's spy agency g c h q have been snooping inspiring upon millions of innocent private citizens that is not spying charge he is a whistleblower and he deserves asylum. we're closely following the snowden saga online as well head to r.t. dot com for an extensive timeline on the leaks asylum beds and international reaction. the majority of hunger striking prisoners at
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guantanamo bay have had their first merely nearly half a year according to u.s. officials but inmates lawyers don't believe the food protest is finished and the military won't remove anyone from the hunger strike list until they eat consistently for several days but he's made a point as more. ninety nine of the one hundred and two men on strike have eaten a meal within the past twenty four hours according to the dept the director of public affairs at get mo samuel house he says that most of the prisoners took part in a meal of lamb to break the first day of fast during the muslim holy period of ramadan which lasts through the month during ramadan observance abstain from food or drink from sunrise to sunset the prisoners who have eaten are still considered hunger strikers because the u.s. military requires several days of sustained eating and minimum caloric intake
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before a prisoner is removed from the list of hunger strikers now u.s. military officials say forty five of the prisoners are still on the forced forced feeding list meaning they can be strapped down and fed a liquid nutrient mix through a nasal gastric tube on monday a u.s. federal judge called the procedure a quote painful humiliating and degrading process that comment was made in a ruling in which she said she had no authority to order a stop of of the force feeding that's been ongoing at guantanamo bay get moved fishel say out of respect for the prisoners religious believes the forced feedings will only be carried out at night during ramadan now so far what's not clear is if they get mowed detainee's in time to completely abandon their hunger strike or if the evening is a temporary reprieve during the holy month of ramadan now some lawyers for the
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prisoners remain very skeptical of the lead us reports coming from u.s. officials because they say the u.s. military has tried to downplay the hunger strike from the very beginning the very beginning which is dated back more than five months ago now the protest at guantanamo has continued to raise awareness in the u. . yes and throughout the world and it has forced us president barack obama two were new his out parts to close the island prison for one hundred sixty six men are still languishing in the hunger strike as a protest against indefinite detention without charge and the treatment they've been receiving us public defender calls want to represent eleven all those prisoners and he expects the hunger strike to continue until those inmates cleared for release. the president has the power to released eighty six men right now and we've heard noises that he intends to do so but we've seen no action since that speech and i believe you're still going to have a number of hunger strikers until we see people transferred that's just the bottom
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line hopefully the military has started to engage the men and is doing positive steps to end the hunger strike again all of us hope that it does and i hope that my clients are eating i don't want them to starve i don't think any lawyer does but at the same time we are waiting for president obama to do what he said he would do and that is to transfer the innocent men eighty six innocent man. still coming up for you this is a fresh wave of sectarian violence it's the streets of northern ireland clashes break out of the annual british parade in belfast despite heavy police presence. and for all destruction there are allegations that israel has carried off another strike on syrian territory this time talk of key ports we've got some expert analysis right after the short break.
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so you hear. the spanish find out more visit. continues here in r.t. eighteen people are being killed two children among them in a bus crash outside moscow that's according to emergency officials but some reports say there are twenty fatalities emergency crews say two children were among the injured four people died in hospital and twenty is still being treated there some of them intensive care the bus split in two when it was hit by a truck driver of which reportedly has a record of dangerous driving is now at the center of a criminal investigation but can't be questioned because of his grave condition monday has been declared a day of mourning following what is one of the deadliest road accidents in russia this year. israel carried out an attack on the key syrian
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port of the takia last friday according to statements made by three anonymous u.s. officials the predawn bloss allegedly targeted a russian made anti ship missile battery which syria received two years ago an attack is around eighty kilometers from russia's naval base in syria the rebel free syrian army said that they had nothing to do with the attack because they don't have that kind of firepower available israeli government hasn't confirmed or commented on the issue either. of these u.s. claims turn out to be true that would mark the fourth israeli air strike in syria in the past six months get out a colon has written extensively about the syrian conflict and says israel is trying to help the syrian rebels who are losing the war against the government. because the rebels are losing i mean the foreign terrorists the farmers. they're using the back of these whales i think giving them a helping hand. the last time we were in may was against
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a military training center in damascus i was very very wrong because the syrians have has to retrain soldiers since the start of this war in order to be able to deal with the non conventional warfare techniques in news against them so again that really scientific aims and this is part of this really strategy so i think they're what they're essentially trying to do the rebels a helping hand because at this stage they lost the war and this is hard you know keeping the keeping the war going and also. the. government. of the syrian conflict continuing on the ground there's growing dissent among the ranks of the opposition who are fighting to oust president assad the free syrian army commander was ambushed and killed by al qaida linked finds it's an f.s.a. official promised to retaliate house to islamist threatened to kill all opposition c'mon this the syrian faction of the rebels is struggling to work out its
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differences with foreign fighters who see this war as part of global jihad western and arab nations have agreed to step up support for the opposition but there was real concern weapons could fall into the hands of extremists free syrian army spokesman zaki says the struggle has been hijacked. there's no guarantee that these weapons. won't be war with and you know that the most strongly and there's no guarantee that the police and army can contain these weapons i think initially. you know and if america wants to see these weapons they should sit down with. the judge had almost sort of. caught off and say listen guys we are willing to argue so long as we work out a contract that. said he dropped the are going to drop the arms and give them back to the rebels who then supplied or give about two hours or just completely dropped them and then the syrians themselves of sort out their internal issues are to have
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a problem with the world right now sitting down and negotiating something with you know the so-called al qaida or just at the last hour because just had the most are now a leading forefront in the spite against as said they are the ones that you would find that most of the front lines now the ones who have to tear up into the heart of forces so i think if you want this revolution can succumb to an end and a successful one i think that the world should sit down work at a temporary contract with the rebels including. how to live and work out something where they can oust as said sooner than later. whenever it dot com online team as a whole host of stories for you at the moment including an earthly blue scientists are excited about a new discovery beyond the solar system revealing the color of an alien planet which is sixty three light years away from us and possibly rains melting glass the
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cold one does on our website. visit our in motion page where we stock up the best videos for you on the latest events and today it's a brazilian workers protest which ended in flames as police violently dispersed rioters and head towards the dot com right now for that and the signs. in northern ireland more than four hundred additional police from across britain have been drafted into belfast after violence left around thirty officers one m.p. and eight riot is injured traveled at a pro british orange order march attended by thousands fled because the traditional route was shortened to stop it passing through a sectarian flashpoint police had to resort to water cannons to stop the angry mob entering the nationalist neighborhood. reports now from belfast. i didn't like the bathroom.
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all the stone was. sunk. a lot of questions will be off about whether anything being done to prevent this kind of thing from happening. and other international news egypt's interim government has announced a criminal investigation against deposed president morsi as part of a crackdown a muslim brotherhood leaders he's accused of spying inciting violence and ruining the country's economy this comes amid a backdrop of protests both for and against the ousted leader despite the beginning of ramadan celebrations on saturday tens of thousands of is amiss rallied in the capital in support of the see whose whereabouts are still on the. turkish police and some protesters. in istanbul this comes off to call them an amended the more which. events the military intervening in internal political speech on friday legislators redefine the military's duties as towards outside threats sone this is
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considered an antique measure as protests against the government continue in the country's main cities. india's supreme court may have given the final nod to the commissioning of the country's largest power plant but the move hasn't come the scandal surrounding it the station is spit locals into those who claim it's crucial for the economy and those insisting it's a major health hazard. been investigating what is driving the anti nuclear camp this may have seemed as a minor peaceful protest but it seriously stalled one of india's most ambitious projects the first energy block of the nuclear power station destined to solve a growing electricity problem for millions was due to be launched in twenty eleven but because of these fishermen protesting against what they see as an environmental threat india's high court refused to give the go ahead for the station to start working however protesters were forced to declare they were acting in good faith with no foreign financing a small amount of money that we need comes from our own people the fisherman want
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to be part of it every once in two weeks but not everyone quite bought that india's prime minister accused western states of derailing india's nuclear program the atomic energy program has got into difficulties because these n.g.o.s mostly i think based in the us don't appreciate the need for all countries to increase energy. this protest is not a one off rallies organized by non-governmental organizations targeted to other projects in india mining was also hit by unrest leading to multi-million dollar losses and severely hampering development and used local. tribal or people who are. that these people are coming to expect your resources and they will take it over and do laundry given anything you will all be deprived of all these things after what is the program. u.s. officials have been staunchly denying all that a geisha that washington had
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a hand installing projects in india but say this has been a tactic employed by the state department for more than quarter of a century so the state department or any agency for international development spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year to fund a series of n.g.o.s which are not governmental organizations the organizations that supposedly promote democracy that's their official line is n.g.o.s really are the tip of the iceberg. this. larger agenda of the united states and of the western transnational elites is going to follow the same we've seen. around the world n.g.o.s asian indian leadership is clearly concerned about these prospects the last known data on the financing of indian n.g.o.s was published in twenty eleven back then the government established that twenty two thousand organizations had received a total of more than two billion dollars coming from abroad six hundred fifty
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million of which allegedly came from the united states this year new delhi has yet to publish such reports but government sources claim that nowadays this funding has dwindled to almost nothing the bank accounts of more than seven hundred such organizations have been frozen and legislation against foreign agent activities has been toughened and while activists bristle over what they believe to be a suppression of freedoms in the country often described as the world's most populous democracy india's economists say that numerous vital projects including the nuclear power station will now get the green light. so that to bring us up to date for the moment up next is all about read markets and vigilante justice it's the report after this break and i'll be back with a news team in about half an hour with more news and.
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remember how all the sudden an afghan card protest group became world famous and in were completely forgotten by next month yeah i'm talking about the feminist punk rock group pussy riot that performed a vulgar anti prayer and one of moscow's most famous orthodox cathedrals one possible reason for their explosive popularity in the media's eyes was revealed recently by german actress on a book the actress claims a german t.v. channels e.v.f. paid her a large undisclosed amount of money to come out on behalf of the activist band show said on a t.v. discussion that she doesn't even remember what she said except for wishing them well with dealing with their incarceration it would be very odd for an actress to just make up a bribery scandal especially one she was complicit in but it makes you wonder just how many other people's e.d.f. may have been given a little extra motivation to cry travesty overall i think that most important of
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what her public revelation is that she said that you know what it's a bit dumb when actors talk about politics and i couldn't agree with her more but that's just my opinion. i am max kaiser this is the kaiser report you know the free markets punish dumb
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investment decisions and the stupid investors who made them that's the textbook theory it's called market justice and rigged markets don't investment decisions and stupid investors are rewarded and coddled with money printing and belts that's the american way the american fact is it rigged market injustice and the more dumb investors and their stupid investment decisions are allowed to thrive the more rigged the markets necessarily become but when justice is tonight the world is all was turned to the vigilante they whether it was the bond vigilantes in the days gone by or the balance sheet vigilantes in our first deadline anonymous analytics tell us i got to find out more about this i need to know more stacy herbert tell me more well max keiser anonymous is in the first headlines and they have a headline about one of your favorite companies out there corrections core of america that c.c.a. anonymous exposes us his biggest private prison company as.
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